Pattaya beaches: Central Pattaya
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Pattaya takes up most of the coastline of Banglamung in the Chonburi Province. Greater Pattaya is divided into a northern section which includes the area east of Naklua Beach and Pattaya Beach in addition to Buddha Hill and a southern section that covers the area east of Jomtien Beach including Dong Tan Beach.
Pattaya is also broken into sub-districts.
The Regions of Pattaya: Middle Pattaya or Central Pattaya
The sub-districts of Pattaya can be somewhat confusing. Pattaya's sub-district names do not necessarily refer to their location in Pattaya, but rather their relationship to section of Pattaya Beach.
Central Pattaya or Middle Pattaya, also known as Pattaya Klang is not the true center of Pattaya. This section of town is adjacent to the middle of Pattaya Beach and it extends indland to the north and south of Central Pattaya Road.
Central Pattaya is very easy to navigate. There are three streets that run perpendicular from the highway to the beach. These roads are: North Road (Pattaya Nua), Central Road (Pattaya Klang) and South Road (Pattaya Tai). There are three streets that run parallel to the beach and they are called Pattaya 1 (or Beach Road), Pattaya 2 and Pattaya 3.
Middle Pattaya: Promenade
One of Pattaya's main attractions is the promenade in Central Pattaya, in addition to its two beaches. The wide sidewalk is always bustling with tourists, joggers and some locals. There is a low wall that separates the promenade from the sand. There are plenty of places to shop, eat and drink.
This promenade is often a focal point for visitors to Pattaya and is a short walk to Royal Plaza Garden (shopping mall). The building has Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, some good stores and food as well.
Visitors to Pattaya certainly want to explore this part of the city to get a true feel for Pattaya and its diverse offerings.